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Nominate a Soldier of the Week

Townsquare Media Abilene would like to thank each and every member of the military (past and present) for their service to our country. Thank you so much. Each week we'll recognize a member of our military with 'Soldier of the Week'.

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Craig Morgan to Entertain Troops Overseas for the Tenth Time

Country singer and staunch military supporter Craig Morgan is scheduled to make his tenth trip overseas to entertain U.S troops stationed abroad. The entertainer will travel to southwest Asia for a series of acoustic performances this spring.

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Abilene’s Military Personnel Get Help for Their Pets From ‘Dogs on Deployment’ Foster Families

I was watching our local news yesterday and saw this story about our enlisted military personnel and their pets. What happens to Fido when our nations defenders are deployed to the other side of the earth? While in the past many of our nations service men and women would either send their pets to their parents or other family members, if that is an option. In most cases the enlisted personnel would surrender their pets to local animal shelters. Until now, Dogs On Deployment is a national non-profit that provides service members with an online database of individuals and/or families who are willing to welcome a Dog On Deployment into their home for the length of their owner's deployment.

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Halloween Candy Drive for Dyess Troops Overseas Gives Kids Something to Do With Their Extra Loot

In theory, Halloween produces future customers for dentists. Other than that, the candy-coated holiday and dentist offices don't generally have a whole lot in common. But the "Candy For Those Over Land-y" candy drive offers the opportunity to change that, and show support for our troops, at the same time

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Dusty Hill, of ZZ Top, Campaigns for the Aid of Our Veterans [VIDEO]

How many times have you seen a ‘homeless’ person on the side of the road with a sign that read ‘Homeless Veteran, Please Help’?

Probably too many times to count.

Well, over 60,000 veterans are on the street or in shelters and Dusty Hill, of ZZ Top, went to the web to campaign for the help for our veterans.

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Mother Arrested for Child Fatality; 2 Other Children Injured. What are Your Thoughts?

Bigcountryhomepage.com reported that Tiffany N. Klapheke, 22, was arrested after the death of one child and bodily injury on her 2 other children.

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Category: Abilene News, Military
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Military Starts Naked Salute Facebook Group for Prince Harry

Well, if what happens in Vegas isn’t going to stay in Vegas, as many people as possible should probably put naked pictures of themselves up on Facebook to make it okay. It’s maybe not how we would deal with the Naked Prince Harry Fiasco of 2012, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening right now.

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Soldier Returns Home From Afghanistan and Surprises Son ‘Star Wars’ Style [VIDEO]

There have been so many videos where our brave soldiers have returned home from duty to surprise their loved ones.  Some have brought tears to our eyes, while others have made us laugh.  This particular homecoming has to be one of the most well thought out surprises that I’ve seen.  Watch as this soldier surprises his son with an all out ‘Star Wars‘ themed reunion that would make even George Lucas proud.

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‘Ride for Randy’ Memorial Ride to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project Set for July 28th

‘Ride for Randy’ is a memorial ride that will be held in honor of USAF MSgt Randy Gillespie who was killed in action in Afghanistan 5 years ago. This year’s ‘ride’ will take place Saturday, July 28th.

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Should Timothy Poe Be Kicked Off America’s Got Talent? [VIDEO]

If you haven’t heard, Timothy Poe is a country singer who appeared on Season 7 of America’s Got Talent.

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Is This Photo of Military Moms Breastfeeding a Disgrace to the Uniform?

A recent photo of two breastfeeding military moms has sparked a firestorm of controversy, with critics arguing that the image is unbecoming of someone in uniform.

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Dyess AFB Troops Farewell Golf Tournament Date is Set

The Dyess AFB Annual Farewell Golf Tournament to support our troops as they all join together for a big farewell to our departing members and welcome those coming home to Dyess. The Mesquite Grove Golf Course at Dyess is one of the best maintained courses in West Texas for active military, retirees, families and civilians. You’re invited to join in as a sponsor for this popular event.

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